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Life & Work with William Simmons

Today we’d like to introduce you to William Simmons.

Hi William, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Art is my first love. I started drawing as a kid, like most other people, but fortunately for me, I never stopped. My art has evolved over the years, but the skill I have worked on and developed that sets me apart is my focus on creative strategy. Insights-driven design and illustration help me orient my work, helps clients better understand processes and decisions, and have proven to be more effective in achieving client goals. This focus has helped me get where I am today, but it has not been easy.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I’ve struggled along the way at essentially every step and I know there are more struggles ahead, but that is what makes the road a fun one. The unknowns and all the new challenges and obstacles, lead me into territory I wouldn’t have otherwise found. From there, everything is either a win or a lesson, no losses, so I am enjoying the process.

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
I turned to drawing growing up, because I was very shy and didn’t put myself out there… I was scared of embarrassing myself all of the time. My neighbor growing up, who was three years older than me, introduced me to skating, where I found a community of people who encouraged you to be yourself… it helped the skating to not be scared. Although I was never good at skating, I fell in love with the skateboard graphics and tees I saw, and I started to create my own. That love of skating culture introduced me to brand design, where I work today. Art has introduced me to new tribes of people, helped me grow personally, and is my greatest life passion.


  • $35 2 Poster Set – Arizona Day (pictured in attached photos)

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